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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

By Burton, Virginia Lee




A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.


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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First edition of this children's classic with the date of 1939 on the title page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. Signed "greetings from Virginia Lee Burton" on the half title page. An excellent near fine copy in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Most desirable signed by the author. "Taking her cue from her small sons, Aristides and Michael, Burton chose subjects that would intrigue children... Mary Ann, the steam shovel (Burton’s books) have heroes and heroines children can understand and enjoy, ingenious and satisfactory endings and lively illustrations. The books survive because they exhibit so effectively the elements most basic to children’s literature" (Silvey, 109-10).

$22,500.00


MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE. BURTON,VIRGINIA LEE. MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1939 (1939). Oblong 4to (9 1/2 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, a few tiny margin mends and hinge wear else near fine in an amazingly bright price clipped dust wrapper with only a few tiny closed edge tears and 1/4" chip off top of spine. First edition, first printing of this classic, illustrated with rich colors by the author to accompany the wonderful story of an Irish steam shovel operator and his beloved steam shovel Mary Anne. Burton, along with Sendak and McCloskey is among the handful of author/illustrators of picture books whose talents were equally accomplished in both aspects of creating a successful children's book. Bader (p.199-201) says that "Burton knew exactly what she wanted in a picture book, hers or another's, and she wanted a good deal - information and significant detail as well as the accostomed clarity, humor and imagination. The wonder is that she achieved what she wanted without losing the spontaneity..." The result is that her books were read to tatters so not many collectible 1st editions of this title exist. This is a nice copy.

$8,000.00


MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE. BURTON,VIRGINIA LEE. MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1939 (1939). Oblong (9 1/2 x 8 1/2"), pictorial cloth, FINE condition in a dust wrapper that is NOT price clipped (dw has shelf soil, narrow 1/2" wide chip off upper right corner, spine ends slightly frayed else VG+). First edition, first printing of this classic, illustrated with rich colors by the author to accompany the wonderful story of an Irish steam shovel operator and his beloved steam shovel Mary Anne. Burton, along with Sendak and McCloskey is among the handful of author/illustrators of picture books whose talents were equally accomplished in both aspects of creating a successful children's book. Bader (p.199-201) says that "Burton knew exactly what she wanted in a picture book, hers or another's, and she wanted a good deal - information and significant detail as well as the accostomed clarity, humor and imagination. The wonder is that she achieved what she wanted without losing the spontaneity..." The result is that her books were read to tatters so very few collectible first editions of this title exist. This is a nice copy in the rare non-price clipped dust wrapper.

$8,000.00


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. First edition of this children's classic with the date of 1939 on the title page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light restoration to the spine extremities. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Beloved by children upon publication, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel features Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator, and his steam shovel "Mary Anne" (whose name was based on Marion Steam Shovels).

$5,000.00


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, with 1939 listed on the title page. Though price-clipped, the dust jacket is identifiable as a first issue jacket, bearing an ad for Choo-Choo on the rear flap, and a yellow spine that just has the book title followed by an abbreviation for the publisher, "H.M. CO", with no mention of the author's name. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Pages show light signs of handle, and are lightly age toned, with light rubbing to a few. Front paste down has a small blue smudge. The binding is holding but lightly pulled with light splitting starting at the front. The boards show light wear, with light rubbing to the stamping. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with rubbing and short tears starting at the folds. The spine of the dust jacket has been reinforced from the verso. A Caldecott Medal winner, wonderfully rare in the original dust jacket.

$5,000.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1939. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket . Cambridge: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1939. Early Edition. Early printing, with no date on the title page, and the acknowledgment (misspelled) on page 37. Covers are near-fine. Inner hinges starting to separate, and light internal wear. DJ has tape repairs to the back, and chip to the bottom of the spine. It is not clipped, and the price is $1.75 (1st edition was $1.50). Rear flap has only the choo choo ad. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$195.00


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Book and Tape) (Carry Along Book & Cassette Favorites)

Virginia Lee Burton

Sandpiper, 1993-04-30. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$173.54


MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

Virginia Lee Burton

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Early Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Fair dust jacket. A pristine copy of this early printing, in a publisher's dustjacket that has significant wear with some loss. The dustjacket is price-clipped and is protected with a new mylar cover. Near Fine binding / Fair dust jacket.

$150.00


MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

Burton, Virginia Lee

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Burton, Virginia Lee. Very good condition with no wrapper. Cloth with illustration to front. Colour illustrations throughout. Covers are grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper (dated 1942). An early edition. [R]

$102.05


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1977-10-12. Paperback. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

$100.20

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Virginia Lee Burton

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Tan cloth, black & red cover title/illustration, illustrated yellow endpaper/pastedown, illustrated title page, & several illustrations in the text; A good copy; Unpaginated.. Illus. by Virginial Lee Burton. 9.25"x8.5".

$100.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston: Houughton Mifflin/Riverside Press, 1939. Very Good minus/No DJ. 12mo = 7-9". Early edition, 1939 only date on copyright page. Story and pictures by Virgina Lee Burton. Gray cloth over hard covers with illustration in red and black ink. Light edge wear, a little board showing at corners, light browning and soil stains. Pages very clean and bright, edges lightly browned, binding not tight but still very good.

$90.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939. Gray cloth boards, black lettering, orange accents, light wear, small corner bump. Front inside hinge is very weak. Pages are clean, text has no markings.. Twenty-Second Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$70.00

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Houghton. Hardcover. B0000CNIJ9 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL COVER MAY DIFFER TO ONE SHOWN.. FEP MISSING , EX SCHOOL . Good.

$61.46

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Used - Good. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 09/09/1939, Library Binding, Good condition. Owner's name inside.

$59.99


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1977-10-12. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! d

$51.31


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel: Story and Pictures

Burton, Virginia Lee

SAN VAL INC, 1977. Turtleback Scho. Prebound. New. ike Mulligan proves that, although dated, his steam shovel is still useful.SKU: MM-00342506; EAN: 9780881032314

$35.00


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

PERFECTION LEARNING PRE BIND, 1977. Prebound. New. hen Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they find a new opportunity in a very surprising place.SKU: MM-00352439; EAN: 9780812413519

$34.90


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Virginia Lee Burton

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 1939-09-09. Hardcover. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

$30.48


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Burton, Virginia Lee

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN, 2010. Board Books. New. hen Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.SKU: MM-00077202; EAN: 9780547385662

$28.90